Bella Voce is Mountain View's newest choir consisting of 20 - 30 female singers. This choir will perform music from all genres and serves as the stepping stone from Vivace to Purrrfect Harmony and Madrigals. Students in this choir continue to explore learning sight-reading skills while singing more sophisticated literature from the Women's Choir Repertoire.
Madrigals is an elite ensemble for Juniors and Seniors consisting of 18 to 24 of Mountain View's best vocalists. This group will performs dozens of works in various styles from Renaissance to Contemporary 21st Century literature. These students have the most experience and read music at the highest artistic level.
Men's Choir students perform literature written expressly for men's voices, perform literature from all style periods from all style periods with the learning of foreign languages. They strive to demonstrate proper diction, vocal production, breathing, posture, rhythmic accuracy, and intonation.
Purrrfect Harmony expectations are at the highest level of commitment and dedication. This 40 - 50 member advanced Women's Choir performs a spectrum of music from the Medieval Period, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and the 20th century composers. As an elite female choir they perform in several foreign languages and demonstrate a knowledge of music literacy, vocal production and history of women's choirs.
UltraViolet Show Choir students will demonstrate knowledge of proper vocal production and choral techniques, while demonstrating stage presence, performance experience, team-building, and showmanship. This group will perform various styles of 20th century popular music including musical theater, vocal jazz, contemporary pop/rock styles all the while staying true to the utmost healthy singing techniques appropriate to the style. This group competes at state and national competitions and studies all areas of dance at a comprehensive level.
Vivace is made up of 50 + students who perform an intermediate level of choral literature in varied styles from throughout choral music history. These students are in the developing stages of discovering their vocal instrument and continue to improve their sight-reading abilities.
Meet Our Director:
Phil Forman has been at Mountain View since 2006. He currently serves as the Director of Choirs and Musical Theatre. He teaches all of the choirs, Musical Theatre Productions as well as Musical Theatre Techniques. He has served as the Producer for Caught In the Act Productions for eight years. His 2008 production of Seussical won an honorable mention in USAWeekend for their innovation in costumes, sets and lighting design. In 2015, CIA's Production of Aida was nominated for 12 Bobby G Awards and was the recipient of three awards including Outstanding Makeup & Hair, Outstanding Achievement in Stage Management and Outstanding Overall Chorus.
Mr. Forman also serves as Show Choir Repertoire & Standards Chair for the Colorado chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. He has written articles for their newsletter and presented at the state conference. He has sung with Loveland Opera Theatre, Loveland Choral Society, and performed/directed with Up In Lights Productions. You can see and hear Mr. Forman in the orchestra pit at Candlelight Dinner Playhouse.
Phil received two bachelor degrees from the University of Northern Colorado; one in Vocal, Piano & General Music as well as one in Instrumental Education. In addition to being a vocalist, he is also a percussionist. As a percussionist, he has played with Fort Collins Wind Symphony, Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, & Loveland Concert Band. He was the first-call percussionist for Little Theatre of the Rockies for five seasons and played in the orchestra pit for over a dozen shows while attending UNC.